Spent the morning just stalking and finally digiscoping a buzzard at close range. I have been trying this for ages, without success, as the birds always see me first. I new where a pair had nested but left them undisturbed until the young had fledged. They were hanging around and in the wood when I went to visit them. I could hear the birds calling deeper into the wood, a birds was no more than 20 yards away in the wood but I couldnt see it, just the call. I stayed still then the bird took off and flew within 6 feet of me, didnt have chance to take a photo. I stayed where I was for about an hour. Finally I heard another (same) bird calling from a stationary position, I crept across the wood and was searching the branches again I couldnt see it! Then I noticed a buzzard in the field just outside the wood. I focussed the scope on it, dropped the camera down and got half a dozen shots before it casually rose up and drifted over a rabbit warren close by.
Getting this photo was very satisfying, and my walk back I saw a Green Woodpecker, it was here all last year, so that is my next target, although Green Woodpeckers are so tough to get.